Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Fine tuning

I spent the day doing the last details on the current sculpture. The wise words of Michael Black (whom I worked for twenty three years ago) come back to me.

“Spend another day on it boy”!  This had been his comment on my presenting him with a piece of work I thought finished. I was young and impetuous and without the patience to stay with the job until I had got it as good as I could. Today I worried away at numerous little faults. Edges that were not quite sharp, chips that needed to be taken away. I also cut away the footing which had given the piece tolerable stability whilst I had been working on it. It will need pegs into a base of some sort. Meanwhile Jordan made steady progress on the barn footings.


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